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John J. Rizzo, of Toms River, NJ, an attorney and former managing partner for the Stryker, Tams & Dill law firm, passed away on September 9, 2021, after a lengthy illness.  He was 74.

Mr. Rizzo grew up in River Edge, NJ, and attended River Dell Regional High School in Bergen County.  He was a graduate of Syracuse University and Syracuse University College of Law.  His success in the practice of law came quickly as the firm made him a partner at the age of 30.

Mr. Rizzo enjoyed being a Standardbred horse owner and his many years playing golf with family and friends at Adios Golf Club in Coconut Creek, Florida, and Due Process Stable Golf Course in Colts Neck, NJ.

He was an avid Syracuse fan and attended numerous football and basketball games over the years with his friends.

Mr. Rizzo is survived by his beloved brother, George Ronald Rizzo (Carol), nephew, Christopher G. Rizzo (Linda)’  niece, Tracey Rizzo (Richard Malt); grandniece and grandnephews, Amanda, Johnathan, Andrew and Elliott, and his beloved friend, Maria Galdos. He was predeceased by his parents, George J. Rizzo and Anne Sodano Rizzo.

Services are private.  Donations his John’s memory may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at


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